I find myself in an odd position.
It’s become pretty obvious at this point that I’m not going to become popular on WattPad. There are good and bad reasons for this, but it’s also simply my reality.
This f**ks with me, more than it should, because it doesn’t really matter. But I have a neural pathway or something that misfired in my brain, and I’m hardwired to attach my own personal value to the results I produce and/or numbers I produce.
Which is really stupid.
I’m not really looking for advice on how to make it on WattPad. I don’t think I have the skill(?..this is difficult for me to admit because I’ve seen some really damned bad crap get 1M+ views…), nor am I in the right demographic (not writing teen romance, unattractive, bad at social media, etc.).
Most of the advice I see and have gotten goes something along the lines of: Well just don’t think about the numbers, just write what you love!!1!
I’m a lot closer to this than I was before, honestly. I only write what I care about. I’m unwilling to compromise on that. If I don’t care about the story, there’s no sense in writing it. But it’s that first part I still have difficulty with.
So, my question is this: People who have low readership and genuinely do not care about it, how do you do it?
Side Note: To anyone who glances at my profile and sees that I have almost 1,700 Followers, PLEASE note that I’d say at least 1,500 of them have abandoned me. That count is NOT accurate, most of them are leftover from when I got popular once in 2013.